Archive for April, 2011

  • Manny Ramirez Retires After Failed Drug Test…Seriously

    Manny Ramirez Retires After Failed Drug Test…Seriously

    April 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm 59 comments

    MLB announced today that Manny Ramirez is retiring immediately after a failed drug test. Many was facing a 100-game suspension. The official statement from the Rays: “The Tampa Bay Rays were informed today by the Commissioner’s Office that Manny Ramirez has decided to retire after being informed of an issue […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    April 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we learned just how deep the hatred between Tampa and St. Pete runs. Some in St. Pete were upset that Evan Longoria’s new commercial was shot in Tampa. Some In St. Pete Hate Evan Longoria’s New Commercial…Or Not [Rays Index]

     
  • Keri Wonders If A Losing Season Is Better In The Long Run

    April 8, 2011 at 8:00 am 12 comments

    Jonah Keri, author of “The Extra 2%” joined Craig Calcaterra for a short interview in which they discussed, among other things, the Rays slow start. Keri isn’t ready to give up on the Rays, but he wonders if the occasional crappy season is good for the franchise in the long […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Record-Setting Losing Streak

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss A Record-Setting Losing Streak

    April 8, 2011 at 6:13 am 36 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. click above image for boxscore THE GOOD: Bow To BJ. Our number 5 jersey has been retired for a no. 2, and Bossman responds with 2 […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Longer Trying Too Hard

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Longer Trying Too Hard

    April 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm 12 comments

    These Rays can’t hit indoors, and they can’t hit in the cold weather. Maybe all this anemia is just some sinister ploy to get an outdoor stadium in the sweltering Tampa sun. (Joe is kidding, of course.) But that’s what fans of the 0-6 Rays have been reduced to at […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Silver Linings, Making History, And Manny’s Absence

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Silver Linings, Making History, And Manny’s Absence

    April 7, 2011 at 6:16 am 35 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. click above image for boxscore THE GOOD: Silver Lining. Let’s assume that the Wild Card will ultimately come from the AL East. And let’s assume that […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Nightmare Won’t End

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Nightmare Won’t End

    April 6, 2011 at 3:49 pm 30 comments

    Joe keeps hoping Freddy Krueger will jump onto the field or burst through the TV screen and interrupt the madness that is the 0-5 Rays.  It’s that scary. Just gash the right arm, Freddy. That would spice things up. Anything’s better than the reality of Team Stu right now. But all that happens […]

     
  • Mike Ozanian Interview (Audio)

    April 6, 2011 at 8:00 am 2 comments

    Mike Ozanian, the writer from Forbes.com that said contraction is “looming” for the Rays, made the rounds on local radio yesterday. Below you can listen to his appearance on “Happy Hour with JP Peterson” via 1010 Sports. The most telling point that we took from the interview is that Ozanian […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Bossman’s Bat, An Early Hole, And Booing Manny

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Bossman’s Bat, An Early Hole, And Booing Manny

    April 6, 2011 at 6:18 am 50 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. click above image for boxscore THE GOOD: BJ Upton. You gotta like what you see right now from Bossman Junior. In the first 4 games, Upton […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Merlot Joe Goes Little League

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Merlot Joe Goes Little League

    April 5, 2011 at 10:07 pm 19 comments

    Well, well, well. All is right Rays fans. Manny is working hard! That’s the message Merlot Joe sent out to the fourth estate, a wagging of the finger at Rays fans, per the Twitter feed of perhaps the best Twitterer in the Rays media corps, J.B. Long. As expected, Maddon […]